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VIC Debt from Foreign Country Through Inheritance - Can it be Pursued?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by SP1, 15 May 2016.

  1. SP1

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    Hello to all in the forums.

    Can anyone provide help as to whether a social security debt which is part of an inheritance from outside of Australia can be pursued by that foreign country's social security agency including reclamation of the debt in the Australian court system?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rod

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    Curious about what country allows debt to be passed through to beneficiaries.

    Has a judgment been made in a court overseas? If the answer is no, then no legally recognised debt exists in Australia.

    Certainly some judgments from overseas can be enforced here but you'd probably need to see a debt/international specialist for the right advice that fits your circumstances.
     

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